Bourgogne Aligote 2017 Claire Naudin by Emanuele Spagnuolo 07/10/2018
There are wines and producers that are just yours, the ones you love and when you want to go on the safe take from the cellar and uncork without question. You love them because they have some characteristics that are important to you and never fail. What is never lacking in Claire's wines is the ease of drinking and elegance.
And these two qualities are not lacking even in the simplest and pimpliest of his white wines.
In the glass there is the 2017 of his Aligotè, a wine in my humble opinion, perfect, didactic.
In a self-respecting aligot, the savory side should never be lacking, perhaps even very savory as in this case. Straw-yellow in color with golden highlights, the nose in this glass sprouts out beautiful aromas of flowers that give olfactory freshness. The wine is intense on the nose, notes of chamomile, white flowers. Clean, elegant. No perfume predominates is a vertical sequence where everyone is waiting for his moment and no one goes out of the chorus.
In the mouth it is simple but not trivial, a nice flavor immediately clings to the palate, then the wine flows well in the mouth with notes of fresh fruit, white peach, a slight lure of pear.
It is not very long in the mouth but the salty empty mouth sensation remains on the palate along with a certain feeling of warmth that you do not expect from a wine of 11.5 °. I really like this aligote 'because it is graceful, agile on the palate with a lively and self-confident character.
Claire amazes me every year more because it manages to delight me with wines that derive from small appellations or less "cool" areas and even in these years where Burgundy is on the roof of the world, this remains a prerogative only of the great talents and she makes them he has been a full member since a few years.
At that price it is difficult to drink better.